Friday, July 16, 2010

Space Shuttle Porn.

Coast Guardsmen launch from the USS Freedom...

First time I've seen a small boat launched from the stern gate of the 'Freedom'...but the question must be asked...why are these Coast Guardsmen instead of Sailors performing this mission????  The Navy must be losing its mind.  This was a valuable training exercise that was given away to the ghost of jointness...a ship that has a limited crew must become proficient in these types of operations.  To waste such an opportunity and not to take advantage of having foreign vessels in the area to conduct dis-similar training is a crime.  Whoever is in charge of this exercise and the ships commander need to do some long hard soul searching.

Royal Marine Sprint!

 Camp Lejeune, N.C.-British Royal Marines with the British Amphibious Task Group storm Onlsow Beach during a mock amphibious assault aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 11, 2010. The landing was part of a three-phase training evolution designed to increase the aptitude and confidence of both U.S. and U.K. forces in coalition and amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Melissa A. Latty),

You have got to blow this pic up to get the gist of my title, but when you're training in full "kit" and you're doing your sprint from an LCU (or whatever the British call their landing craft) you've got to give that Marine a "good to go" son!

Here's to this unidentified group of Royal Marines...good to go guys!

The latest video from the Navy. Visual Rubbish.

Its official.  The US Navy is no longer a war fighting organization.  They are now a social outfit that wears the same clothes and does good works. 

Consider them an Ocean going Rotary Club.  This is from YouTube.  Watch it and weep softly at what a once proud organization has become.